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Bee Burglars Plunder Hives to Sell on Growing Black Market
from the Times (London)
Thieves are braving stings and swarms to steal vast numbers of honey bees from beekeepers in Britain, and may be selling them on an apian black market.
Break-ins at bee farms around the country have resulted in the theft of entire hives, leading bee farmers to suspect that the thieves must have good knowledge of bees and how to sell them on in large numbers.
Rising interest in beekeeping has coincided with a dramatic reduction in the bee population in Britain caused by disease and wet summers, leading to a sharp increase in the value of a common-or-garden honeybee.
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